Slang dictionary hunty [huhn tee] Published November 19, 2018 What does hunty mean? Hunty, a blend of honey and cunt(y), is a sassy term of endearment used in the drag community. Related words on fleek, gunt, basic bitch, bye Felicia, Kiki, throwing shade, slay Where does hunty come from? Tenor As contemporary drag culture took shape in New York City in the 1990s, hunty was born among black and Latin LGBTQ+ members. It blends honey, a term of endearment, and cunt(y), a strong–but here, reclaimed–insult for a woman. Like other drag slang such as snatched, beat, and read, hunty was popularized by the competition-based, drag queen-starring reality TV show Ru Paul’s Drag Race, which began airing in 2009. Urban Dictionary entered hunty not long after in 2011. Hunty spread into popular culture, a favorite of singer Ariana Grande (who has used hunty in live performances and interviews) and Jeffree Star, who named a liquid lipstick after the term. Examples of hunty Морской пегас me when my supervisor finally decides to call me to discuss the research paper. sorry hunty we close at 6 @noxysnoxy, October 2018 I don’t know who I became when I performed, but Edgar adopted the persona of The Johnny Deep as though he’d been that character his entire life...He pursed his lips. “Hunty, please,” he said. Megan Ellis, Entropy, December 2016 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses hunty? Hunty at once throws shade and kisses, e.g. Ohhhhh hunty, you look good but you better fix that busted eyeliner wing. It can have a tone of sass, sarcasm, or condescension but, ultimately, it’s usually said in love. e.g. There’s no one else I’d rather be with, hunty. HOW have I only just discovered @RuPaulsDragRace ?! I'm hooked #hunty — Dr Sarah Andre White (@sarahandrewhite) March 30, 2018 I just taught Buzz the word Hunty and now he's going around calling everyone that. #hunty pic.twitter.com/7qX8jbFcYA — Joanna Barbacoa (@JoannaBarbacoa) April 24, 2018 Ms. Lawrence Ms. Lawrence…hunty is doing the most!!!! Them lashes, that jacket, them shoes…everything!!! A mess!!! Smdh!!! — Ms. Juris Doctor (@MzJD2011) January 24, 2011 Since Ru Paul’s Drag Race, hunty has become more mainstream, but keep in mind that use of it especially by white, cisgendered men runs the risk of cultural appropriation, in part because of its connection to cunt, a very offensive word. Just Added clout chaser, let that sink in, Dark Brandon, phrogging, I said what I said Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of hunty like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of hunty that will help our users expand their word mastery.